Latest news

Latest news

Attending the ASAO Conference

November 6, 2023

Last week, Keith Halstead, Executive Director for the RCF and Tessa Berridge, Senior Programmes Manager for the RCF attended the The Association of Show and Agricultural Organisations (ASAO) conference to meet those who run agricultural shows up, down and across the UK.

New fellowship launched to support small North Highlands farms and make local food more widely available

November 3, 2023

A new Fellowship has been launched, providing funding for research into supporting the viability and sustainability of crofts and small farms in the North Highlands.

RCF support celebrated at the 2023 National Hedgelaying Championships 

October 30, 2023

On 28th October, over 100 hedge layers from across the UK descended on a field in Leicestershire, to take part in the 44th National Hedgelaying Championships, hosted by The National Hedgelaying Society.

Visiting FarmEd with Rural Advisor and our FRP farmers.

October 26, 2023

Recently, we visited FarmEd along with Rural Advisor and some farmers who have taken part in our Farm Resilience Programme in Wales to learn more about regenerative farming.

Carbon Clarity brings answers to Devon farmers

October 20, 2023

Farmers gathered in Okehampton to take part in The Royal Countryside Fund’s Carbon Clarity Programme.

We are open for rural grant applications!

September 8, 2023

Rural community organisations are being invited to apply for grants of up to £25,000 in the autumn round of our Supporting Rural Communities programme.

24 hours on North Ronaldsay

September 6, 2023

Our Executive Director, Keith Halstead has just spent 24 hours on North Ronaldsay in Orkney visiting three projects the RCF has supported through its Confident Rural Communities programme.

International Day of Charity

September 5, 2023

As we celebrate the #InternationalDayofCharity, your support can help us towards a more resilient, thriving countryside for everyone.

RCF Chair Heather Hancock joins Defra board

September 5, 2023

Defra has announced the appointment of Heather Hancock LVO DL as the lead non-executive board member of the departmental Board.

The Royal Countryside Fund transitions from The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund Group

September 4, 2023

After six years, The Royal Countryside Fund and our direct subsidiary Countryside Fund Trading Ltd have become independent of the Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund (PWCF) group.